Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - Iain H Leach

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the North Wales Branch.

You can submit any butterfly sightings by downloading the free iRecord app to your smartphone. Records that come in via this app can be viewed online at iRecord and are forwarded to the North Wales County Recorder at the end of the year.


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  • Butterflies bounce back in heatwave summer

    UK butterflies bounced back in 2018 following a string of poor years, thanks in part to last year’s heatwave summer, a study has revealed.

  • Street lights affect wildflower pollination

    Street lighting operating all night can alter the natural pollination of a common wildflower, a study involving Butterfly Conservation (BC) has revealed.

  • Environment Bill

    In July 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the Government would bring forward an Environment Bill. Butterfly Conservation (BC) understand that Defra are working on the draft of the Bill, to cover England and reserved matters in devolved countries, and this will be published before Christmas.

  • Butterfly returns after 50-year absence

    One of Europe’s most threatened butterflies has been discovered breeding on a site in Carmarthenshire where it has not been seen for more than 50 years, Butterfly Conservation (BC) can reveal.

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  • North Wales: Moths and Nightjars at Gwydyr Forest

    Friday 7th June 2019, 8:30pm-11:30pm

    Cyffty Mine Car Park

    Please join us on this evening walk, where we hope to see and hear Nightjars and will operate a moth trap to see what species we can find.

  • North Wales: Bioblitz at Wrexham Glyndŵr University - Northop Campus

    Sunday 9th June 2019, 11:00am-3:00pm

    Wrexham Glyndŵr University - Northop Campus CH7 6AA

    Wrexham Glyndŵr University are holding a Bioblitz event to record all the wildlife on their Northop Campus - join us there to see what moth species they have in this area...

  • North Wales: Guided butterfly walk at Mynydd Marian

    Saturday 15th June 2019, 1:30pm-3:30pm

    Llysfaen, Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, LL29 8SS

    Join us on this guided walk to record butterflies around the Mynydd Marian nature reserve, where we hope to see some Silver-studded Blue butterflies...

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Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.

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  • Chairman
    Ilija Vukomanovic
  • Branch Secretary
    Julian Thompson
  • Branch Treasurer
    Bob Lee
  • Membership Secretary & Newsletter Editor
    Mark Sheridan
  • Events and Publicity Officer
    Ian Gorton